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Floppy Drive hacks

Article: 7596 of alt.hackers
From: (Clinton Pierce (R))
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Floppy Drive hacks
Date: 4 Apr 1995 15:25:01 GMT
Organization: Ford Motor Co., Powertrain Systems
Lines: 25
Distribution: world
Message-ID: 3lrocd$
Status: RO

The Atari User's Group in Genessee County (GAG) had arranged for a
at the local mall (1985?).  One booth had a video camera setup and we were
digitalizing people's pictures and printing them out.  In our haste, we
had daisy-chained drives together without really paying attention to where
the cables were run.  We wound up doing this:
     |           |         |        |
    CPU#1     Drive#1   Drive#2    CPU#2

Oddly enough, both computers (CPU#[12]) could access BOTH drives.  But
not at the same time, though.

Later on, we were trying to figure out where a particular file was (that
was in Drive#1 above).  And two different people went to CPU#1 and CPU#2
and did a disk directory and found the file, went to pull the disk out and
...Ta-da!...It was the same drive.  We were quite shocked after we cleared
up the mess and figured out what we had done...

    Clinton A. Pierce       |    "If you rush a Miracle Man     |  \ / \ /|      you get rotten miracles."    |   \ G /
 DCI, Inc. on loan to Ford. | --Miracle Max, The Princess Bride |  / \ / \

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